Sara Beck

Sara Beck

Chief Operating Officer

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Sara is the Chief Operating Officer.

She works closely with the Dean and the Board to shape and deliver the School’s strategic direction. She leads the School’s non-academic operations and the professional services which support the broad range of teaching, research and global facing activities of the Saïd Business School.  

Sara is a member of both the School Board and the senior management team.

Before joining Saïd Business School, Sara had a 28 year career at the BBC where she was most recently the Director of BBC Monitoring. She spent many years on international deployments, as Bureau Chief in Russia, Asia and the Middle East, as well as heading the Russian Service and Business and Economics Unit of BBC News. She has an impressive track record in leading change and supporting multi-functional areas through transition and transformation, including a substantial relocation project.  

Sara holds a Bachelors degree in Modern Languages from the University of Bristol.